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Kiwi firm Rocket Lab in Nasa deal
Kiwi firm Rocket Lab in Nasa deal

Kiwi firm Rocket Lab says a deal it has signed with Nasa will give it scope to launch in a wider variety of locations.

Dying star's final moments captured

The death throes of this star have been captured in an image thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

video Human error caused Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) officials say the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused…

video NASA releases new Pluto photos

NASA has released new, high-resolution photographs from the New Horizon's spacecraft. The new photos include a closer look…

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CCTV footage: Aggravated robbery at Auckland liquor store video CCTV footage: Aggravated robbery at Auckland liquor store

North Shore Police are releasing CCTV footage of a…

League Herald: Billy Moore's shock slur video League Herald: Billy Moore's shock slur

Radio Sports Mark Watson and Herald's own Michael…

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Pluto discoveries 'mind-blowing': scientists
Pluto discoveries 'mind-blowing': scientists

Scientist say new discoveries have been mind-blowing and they have named one of Pluto's mountain ranges after Sir Edmund…

Kiwi's stunning astronomy photo
Kiwi's stunning astronomy photo

See the stunning photo shot by Aucklander Amit Kamble which was named Nasa Astronomy Picture of the Day earlier this week…

New planet 'a second home'
New planet 'a second home'

Nasa has found a twin Earth orbiting a star like the sun in the Milky Way which scientists say "would feel a lot like home"…

Meet Earth 2.0: NASA finds Earth's twin
video Meet Earth 2.0: NASA finds Earth's twin

Astronomers have found a planet they say is "the closest twin to Earth" ever seen. Named Kepler-452b, it is the smallest…

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Earth 2.0: Life on another planet?
Earth 2.0: Life on another planet?

Kepler 452b is so remarkable because it orbits its star at about the same distance that Earth orbits…

video Raw: Rocket launches towards ISS after delay

Three astronauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Thursday after…

SpaceX CEO looks inward after blast

SpaceX boss Elon Musk says a recent explosion was the company's first failure in seven years and maybe complacency played…

Tech billionaire's alien quest makes sense

Billionaire Yuri Milner is pledging $100m to find extraterrestrial life by scanning radio signals from star systems.

video Astronauts say 'no fear' as they gear for ISS trip
Astronauts say 'no fear' as they gear for ISS trip

Three astronauts set to travel to the International Space Station, voiced faith in Russia's space programme…

Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

The search for extraterrestrial life has received a major boost with Stephen Hawking and tech billionaire Yuri Milner launching…

Frozen assets whizz by

A rock worth US$5.4 trillion is flying by Earth around noon today.

Pluto 'obviously a lot more complex' than many imagined

Stargazers are lapping up extraordinary images of Pluto beamed back to Earth by Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft.

Pluto probe 'has phoned home'

Live coverage of historic mission as spacecraft makes contact with Earth.

This is only the second best picture of Pluto you'll see today
This is only the second best picture of Pluto you'll see today

Nasa scientists played The Final Countdown to mark historic mission - and there are more pictures to…

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